Candidates appearing for TET-2015 (Teachers Eligibility Test) on December 13 will not be allowed to carry pens inside the examination hall. The Punjab education department has decided that each candidate would be provided a pen along with the question paper. The decision has been taken to check cheating.
This year, the TET will be conducted under strict supervision of district administration, police and vigilance.
The decision was conveyed to all district education officers (DEOs) and officers from the education department and Punjab School Education Board by education minister Daljit Singh Cheema in a meeting held for the smooth conduct of TET on Tuesday. Tajinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, Punjab School Education Board, apprised the meeting of the arrangements made by the Board for the conduct of the examination.
Cheema said that for the smooth conduct of the examination, all DEOs were asked to make sure that the supervisory staff engaged in this activity is honest and of repute to avoid complaints regarding leakage of question papers. He also directed DEOs to supervise the arrangements to avoid any untoward incident.
According to the decision, no candidates will be allowed to bring digital pens and watches into the examination hall to prevent copying. Arrangement of wall clocks in each examination hall will be made by the centre superintendent and controller of examination at all 330 centres.
Besides for opening of the question paper and closing of answer sheets, videography will also be done for the entire duration of examination.
For the smooth conduct of examination a nodal officer from the DEO office and an officer from the board will be appointed at the main centre. It was also decided that request should be made to respective deputy commissioners to depute an officer with magisterial power at each examination centre.
Sample of identity card of flying squads will be put on the DEO’s portal in advance.
Supervisory staff sent by DEOs will be given rehearsal of the programme. Information about any rally/gathering/state-level programme near the examination centre should be brought to the knowledge of authorities in advance and in such a case the examination centre will be shifted to some other place.
The timings for the morning examination will be from 10 am to 12.30 pm, and for the evening examination from 2.30 pm to 5 pm.
Candidates will reach the examination centre half an hour before the commencement of examination, whereas the staff on duty will reach the examination centre at least an hour in advance. Candidates will also receive the message to reach on time through the SMS.